I am a newbie to configuring linux - please be kind
I am trying ot install debian onto an old laptop (toshiba I believe - there are no identifiying marks) which is running a pentium 233mmx with 32 MB of ram (which I realize should be more)
I downloaded a 37MB (vanilla) net-install image, and got the machine to complete the install, and then when I reboot I get a kernel panic error.
soo, I cold reboot - then it runs a fsck and then I need to run it again to fix the errors, and then I am in. Then I did some looking around and found that I could disable (unlinking?) automatically starting the pcmcia at boot by typing:
update-rc.d pcmcia remove
Now I boot in fine, just dont have pcmcia support - therefore no ethernet adapter and no internet - which is odd because when I installed debian the pcmcia worked fine... when "configure pcmcia" and then the network came up fine - even installed packages off hte internet the first time I installed it.
anyways. Now when I manually start the pcmcia service once logged in my kernel panics.
here is the ending of the error ( it scrolles a bunch of numbers in brackets before this...
code: 8b 4a 04 85 c9 74 22 8b 5a 18 8b 02 89 01 8b 0a 85 c9 74 08
Aiee, killing interrupt handler
Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill the idle task!
In interrupt handler - not syncing
Anything else that might be useful
DLINK DFE-670txd ethernet pcmcia card
Thanks in advance for any advice.